The Depth Below the Depths: The Aquatic World with Philippe Cousteau
EPISODE 8—The Conshelf Experiment
Captain’s Log: Alas! It’s the last stop on this voyage of the venerable Desiree; we’re at what remains of Conshelf II in the Red Sea. What is Conshelf II, you ask? Well now, it’s a thriving habitat for many forms of ocean life, but when Team Cousteau launched it, it was an underwater facility from which both research dives and experiments on underwater human habitation were conducted. Turns out, the lack of sunlight leads to some * interesting * results on the human psyche. Therefore, we leave you with a question as this voyage closes: is YOUR head where your brain’s at? Au revoir, mes amis …
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